What Happened on January 14, 1914

Historical Events

Agreement of Interest

The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters

Famous Birthdays

  • Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • Gaetano Alibrandi, Italian Catholic priest and papal diplomat, born in Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2003)
  • Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2002)
  • Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1993)
Born in 1914

Famous Weddings

  • Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
1914 Highlights

About January 14, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn